Aex Valijani is an artist making work involved in hegemonic culture and subcultural behaviors. Through affective memory, they explore how it is possible to create forms of life, even if it’s in the shadow of tall buildings that cast long shadows.
Their most recent body of work centers on the spatiotemporal matrix of a video store pivotal to their childhood and its basement where the shape of punk to come came into existence. At night, the store redefined itself, more by ambiance than function: distortion emanating from insurgent kids playing music downstairs. Aex’s work attempts to simulate this distortion.